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Maquenque Eco-Lodge

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   4kms del la escuela de Boca Tapada | San Carlos,lCosta Rica, Boca Tapada 4417, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Los Angeles, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We had planned to go to Tortuguero but came here instead on the advice of a friend and I'm so glad that we did! We arrived in the afternoon and Vicki greeted us with some fresh juice. We went out on the canoes & my husband fell out of his! It was a surprise but we found out that they're... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

A great place to spend some days. Very friendly welcome, great staff with incredible knowledge of animals and plants all around. We enjoyed a jungle-tour as well as a boat trip to the Nicaraguan border. We saw plenty of animals and strange plants like "walking trees". Very great place for children too. The cabins are nice, and the nights in... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

It's an adventure in itself reaching Maquenque - but boy is it worth the effort! Our drive here took us down a bumpy road past miles and miles of pineapple and manioc fields. Just as we convinced ourselves that we'd arrived at the lodge, we discovered that there's an additional river crossing: we were half-punted, half-motored across the river by... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

Amazing place and cabins are well kept and clean. Location right amongst the rainforest and wildlife outstanding. Outstanding for birdwatching and there were caimans slipping into the water right across the water from the cabins. Staff very helpful and knowledgeable and genuinely concerned you are seeing and doing everything you want. Food was excellent as was the whole experience. Is... More

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Chesterton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

Just come here :) A quiet oasis bursting with wildlife, an authentic Costa Rican experience. Julio runs a great lodge and is complemented by a fantastic team, all of whom are super friendly, informative and customer focused. There is so much wildlife it's hard to catch your breath, Paolo the main guide was fantastic super knowledgeable and so much fun... More

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Staying there was a great experience for me and my girl. The service is just amazing, the food is amazing, birding was amazing too. The rooms are big, clean and comfortable. I think if you are a costarican like me or you are coming to visit Costa Rica, you must definitely go there. We can't wait to go there again!!

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Santo Domingo de Heredia, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

It was a wonderful experience, for me and my family. The tour guide (Pablo), the cooks, the meals, the staff it was great! Part of the good experience was to share with the community, the school and the people. A must!

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

This place is spectacular, rain forest, animals, night sky. A bit overpriced - more in the range of European destinations, but, if you want to treat yourself, it is the place. Very good food, nice rooms. We had amazing guide Pablo, who is a part of the family who owns and runs the place. He is very knowledgeable about rain... More

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Heers, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Very nice place. You need to cross the river with a boat. 5MAquenque is doing this) . The service is excellent. They really care about you and you wishes. The room is a bit small but the view on the balcony is outstanding. You wake up wiht the birds and monkeys. The lodge domain is so big you can walk... More

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Santa Cruz, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

We just returned home from Costa Rica on April 2. We (my girlfriend and I) traveled for 9 days with a popular tour company by bus, then rented a 4x4 and spent another 6 days doing 'our own thing'. We thoroughly enjoyed Costa Rica, and by far our favorite stop was our non-tour stay at the Maquenque Eco-lodge. Everything about... More

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Address: 4kms del la escuela de Boca Tapada | San Carlos,lCosta Rica, Boca Tapada 4417, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Boca Tapada
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Maquenque Eco-Lodge 3*
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Maquenque Eco-lodge is a new 60 hectare reserve located just north of Boca Tapada, San Carlos and offers easy access to the newly created Maquenque National Wildlife Refuge, of 60.000 hectares in size. A local family, Canoa Aventura Tour Operator and a Swiss family are creating this jungle lodge to maintain and conserve wildlife habitat, while providing visitors with high quality accommodations and service in a unique framework ... more   less 
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